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Payment Options and Status Information

PENDING status (not payable) - no payments can be accepted until the project is assessed.  A hearing notice will be sent out prior to the council meeting to assess the property notifying the owner of the probable cost of the assessment.  After the Council approves the assessments, a Notice of Special Assessment is sent out to individual property owners, unless there was an agreement made with the property owners that states otherwise.

PENDING status (payable) – Payments will be accepted, in full or partial payments of at least $50.  When the property is about to be assessed, a hearing notice will be sent out prior to the council meeting to assess the property notifying the owner of the probable cost of the assessment.  After the Council approves the assessments, a Notice of Special Assessment is sent out to individual property owners, unless there was an agreement made with the property owners that states otherwise.

DEFERRED status - interest accrues on the balance and no payment can be made until interest charges are calculated or until the project is changed to levied. NOTE – some assessments are deferred because of income/disability/ military service. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office if you have any questions

ADOPTED status - the assessment amount has been adopted by the Council, but the project is not substantially complete.

  1. You can make partial payments (of at least $50).
  2. You can pay the amount in full.
  3. When the project is substantially completed, a Notice of Special Assessment is sent out.  When the project is substantially completed, a Notice of Special Assessment is sent out, unless there was an agreement made with the property owners that states otherwise.

LEVIED status – The assessment was approved by the City Council and has been assessed to the property.  There may or may not be an agreement in place regarding the assessment.

  1.  You can make partial payments (of at least $50).

  2. You can pay the amount in full

  3. You can do nothing - principal plus interest is spread over the property taxes

Notice of Special Assessment - A property owner can let the assessment be put onto property taxes.  The amortization schedule, showing the amount of principal and interest for each year, will be printed on the bottom of the notice of special assessment.

 

NOTICENotPayable status - This refers to an assessment (sidewalk repair) on a property where work hasn’t been completed.  This notice shows the dollar amount that will be charged when it is billed to the property owner.  It cannot be paid until work is completed and the billing is sent to the property owner. This serves as a "notice" to property buyers that there will be an item coming up on the property.